Selected Quotes about Christianity

What a terrible time this is to be a Christian. The churches have failed and betrayed us, and the ministry preaches hate and murder. If there is a sane and reasoning voice in the Christian church today it is sadly silent. -- Francois Arouet

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. -- Isaac Asimov

Christian: One who thinks the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. -- Ambrose Bierce

No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing. -- Otto von Bismarck

Politics are not the task of a Christian. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country. -- Pearl S. Buck

God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. -- John Calvin

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? -- John Calvin

Christianity has been buried inside the walls of churches and secured with the shackles of dogmatism. Let it be liberated to come into the midst of us and teach us freedom, equality and love. -- Minna Canth

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried. -- G. K. Chesterton

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts - the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims. -- Alexis deTocqueville

When Jesus Christ asked little children to come to him, he didn't say only rich children, or White children, or children with two-parent families, or children who didn't have a mental or physical handicap. He said, "Let all children come unto me." -- Marian Wright Edelman

If the King's English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me! -- Ma Ferguson

Someone has said, "If we could get religion like a Baptist, experience it like a Methodist, be positive about it like a Disciple, be proud of it like an Episcopalian, pay for it like a Presbyterian, propagate it like an Adventist, and enjoy it like an Afro-American -- that would be some religion!" -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see. -- Benjamin Franklin

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Saviour as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognised these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! -- Adolf Hitler

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

No revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ. -- Mark Hopkins

We Christians joyfully recognize the religious values we have in common with Islam. I would like to repeat what I said to young Muslims some years ago in Casablanca: 'We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection.' -- Pope John Paul II

Christianity simply does not make sense until you have faced the sort of facts I have been describing. Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness. It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness. -- C. S. Lewis

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. -- C. S. Lewis

If you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away? -- C. S. Lewis

One of our great allies at present is the Church itself. Do not misunderstand me. I do not mean the Church as we see her spread out through all time and space and rooted in eternity, terrible as an army with banners. That, I confess, is a spectacle which makes our boldest tempters uneasy. But fortunately it is quite invisible to these humans. -- C. S. Lewis

That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular. -- Abraham Lincoln

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage. -- James Russell Lowell

Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects? -- James Madison

I am radically, insanely, nutty in love with Jesus! He has set me free! -- Joyce Meyer

There is no hope of anyone going to heaven unless they believe this truth. You cannot go to heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place. -- Joyce Meyer

All I know is this works. It's not only worked for me, but I've seen it work for literally thousands and thousands of people. I have seen the transformation on people's faces when they receive Christ. I've seen the glory come on them, the light. -- Joyce Meyer

When Jesus hung on the cross, He took our sin upon Himself. God cannot stay in the presence of sin. As Jesus took our sin, He was separated from the presence of the Father...Jesus was taking your sins and those of everyone else upon Him as He felt this absence of His Father's presence. -- Joyce Meyer

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable. -- Edward R. Murrow

A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the sense, of the joy of the senses, of joy in general is Christian. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Perfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others. -- Kathleen Norris

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Rome cut the heads of Christians but they continued to reappear. Something similar occurs with Marxists. -- Augusto Pinochet

... I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe. -- Dan Quayle

Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power. -- Salman Rushdie

The church has failed to follow her appointed pathway of separation, holiness, heavenliness and testimony to an absent but coming Christ; she has turned aside from that purpose to the work of civilizing the world, building magnificent temples, and acquiring earthly power and wealth, and, in this way, has ceased to follow in the footsteps of Him who had not where to lay His head. -- C. I. Scofield

The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. -- Dean Stanley

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. -- Mother Teresa

I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country... -- Randall Terry

Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the State, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars. -- Leo Tolstoy

Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity. -- A. W. Tozer

You have no idea how much nastier I would be if I was not a Catholic. Without supernatural aid I would hardly be a human being. -- Evelyn Waugh

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. -- John Wesley

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia. -- Pope Benedict XVI

The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world - not his own light, but that of Christ. -- Pope Benedict XVI

In the Church, priests also are sinners. But I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offenses among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower. -- Pope Benedict XVI

We do not seek a Christ whom we have invented, for only in the real communion of the Church do we encounter the real Christ. -- Pope Benedict XVI

It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life. ... Islam has also had moments of great splendor and decadence in the course of its history. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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